Double-ended medicine measure, England, 1851-1920

1851-1920 in England

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From left too right: A626208, Earthenware measure, glazed, introduced by W. Proctor and Son in 1877, English. A626204,
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Double-ended measure, earthenware, teaspoon and dessert spoon, English, 1851-1920

The bases of these two cups are joined together. The larger bowl measures one dessertspoon and the smaller one measures one teaspoon. Household cutlery varied widely in shape and size so it was better to use a device like this to measure medicine. This design was patented by Platt & Son, chemists based in Chester, England. It is shown here with similar medicine measures (A626204, A626208, A626209, A626210).


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medicine measure
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment

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